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The Sit Down Stand Out Show

The sit Down Stand out Trailer

Sept. 28, 2022

The Sit down Stand out show. The podcast where people with all abilities and challenges can stand out from the rest even if they have to sit down to do it every week we take a deep dive into personal stories of individuals w…

Mental Health Awareness Cerebral Palsy Awareness Parenting

Episode 1. Anything for the Kids with Elizabeth Bradley

Oct. 5, 2022

Born prematurely with Cerebral Palsy the doctors didn't think that she would survive, this would be the first of many times that Elizabeth Bradley would prove everyone wrong. Despite having Cerebral Palsy, with the help of h…

Mental Health Awareness

Untying the Knots with Jay Hicks

Oct. 12, 2022

Jay Hicks's journey began growing up in an impoverished area dealing with gynecomastia and bullying ;however, this never stopped Jay from working hard at a variety of jobs even creating a motivational six figure cheque to di…

Guest: Jay Hicks
Mental Health Awareness

More than Meets the Eye with Jennifer Martin

Oct. 19, 2022

Horses and humans have been working together for centuries in many capacities from transport, to farm work and eventually becoming wonderful pets. After years of working with horses and youth mental heath separately Jennife…

Mental Health Awareness Parenting Autism Awareness

Feeling the Light and Love with Michelle Sokol

Oct. 26, 2022

Michelle Sokol, from the very beginning has had a passion to learn, from being able to read a full chapter book in first grade to gaining various degrees including her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Child De…

Bringing The People together with Darlene Williams-Prades

Nov. 2, 2022

Ever since high school, Darlene Williams-Prades has always enjoyed helping others. Whether she's officiating a wedding, providing advice to students as a life coach or serving her country in the air force she aproaches ever…

Episode 6, Just Breath with Andre Matthews

Nov. 9, 2022

From day one Andre Matthews has been a fighter. From being born prematurely with only one lung and spending much of childhood at home, Andre has always had a desire to see more of the world. At 19 he joined the US army, 8 y…

Loosing Sight Gaining Vision with Melanie Taddeo

Nov. 16, 2022

Life can change very quickly sometimes for the best, sometimes for the worst. Melanie Taddeo's life changed forever after suffering a stroke rendering her legally blind. Although Melanie lost her eyesight and the ability to …

Mental Health Awareness LGBTQ+ Awareness

The Legend continues with Zelda Black

Nov. 23, 2022

2019 was a tough year for many people but, for Zelda Black 2019 was a year of discovery when she realized that she could turn her talent of voice imitation into a career in the voiceover industry. Since then Zelda has gone o…

Breaking Down the Walls with Rebekka Lien

Nov. 30, 2022

At the age of eight Rebekka Lien and her family emigrated from Taiwan to America, but the American dream soon became a nightmare as her father left and her mother became emotionally distant. These events caused Rebekka to b…

Mental Health Awareness Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Just Keep On Stomping with Tylia Flores

Dec. 7, 2022

On Today's episode I sit down with Author, Podcaster and Cerebral Palsy Advocate Tylia Flores as she shares her journey on how she published her first book at 16. We talk about our shared experience on living with CP on a da…

Mental Health Awareness Addiction Awareness

Celebrating Small Victories with Jacqueline Johnson

Dec. 14, 2022

Structure, routine, self-accountability; these are just some of the many things I discuss with Jacqueline Johnson, a women who successfully raised four children while dealing with high anxiety, depression and in later years …

Mental Health Awareness

The power of kindness with Will Braid

Dec. 21, 2022

On today's episode I sit down with Will Braid a man who has gone on to become an author of ten children books, a husband, and father of three all while living with bipolar disorder. We discuss the importance of kindness and …

Guest: Will Braid
Mental Health Awareness Addiction Awareness

Come and Sit Together with Tom Regehr

Dec. 28, 2022

Pain is something we all deal with in life and we can take it head on or we can find ways to block it out or soothe it. For a long time Tom Regehr tried to soothe his pain with alcohol and drugs to the point where it didn't …

Mental Health Awareness

Defining Yourself with Chris Mitchell

Jan. 4, 2023

Despite being legally blind and being expelled from multiple schools do to undiagnosed ADHD Chris Mitchell has never allowed any labels that other have given him define who he is as a person. Chris has relied on his sense hu…

Seeing The World through a different Lens with Jason George

Jan. 11, 2023

Dyslexia, a condition that causes people to struggle with reading, pronouncing words, and writing things down these are all challenges Jason George had as a child. While dyslexia is a permanent condition through hard work, p…

Guest: jason george

Be your Own Best Advocate with Sarah Sharp

Jan. 18, 2023

Sarah Sharp was born with Spina Bifida A condition that requires multiple surgeries and doctors’ appointments as time goes by. Despite the challenges of living with Spina Bifida Sarah has gone on to use her life experiences …

Guest: Sarah Sharp
Mental Health Awareness Parenting

Your Differences are your Superpowers with Danny Jordan

Jan. 25, 2023

Becoming a parent is often one of the highlights of person's life. 2018 was the year Danny Jordan welcomed his daughter Emerson into the world. From the very beginning Danny knew Emerson would be born different as during the…

Guest: Danny Jordan
Mental Health Awareness Amputee Awareness

Leading by Example with Michelle Colon

Feb. 1, 2023

Michelle has always been a creative person wether she was writing poetry, dancing, or acting but, at the age of nineteen her life changed forever. Michelle needed to have her right arm amputated after a car accident, she bri…

PTSD Awareness, Mental Health aAwareness PTSD Awarness Mental Health Awarness

Communication is Key with Lucille Seppi

Feb. 8, 2023

Lucille Seppi has always had a passion for learning whether she's preforming at a local theatre in her home of Frankfurt Germany, Scuba Diving, or pursing her degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience. Unfortunately at the age …

Happy Valentines Day Bonus Episode

Feb. 14, 2023

Happy Valentines Day from all of us at The Sit Down Stand Out Show. Relationships can be challenging no matter the amount of experience you have but, for individuals with disabilities and mental health challenges finding th…

CMT Awareness

One in Three Million with Shelley Reid

Feb. 15, 2023

Shelley Reid has always been resilient ever since the age ten having to care for her mother. both Shelley and her mother inherited a rare disorder CMT Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease a genetic nerve disorder that wears away at …

Guest: Shelley Reid
Low Vision Awareness Month

A Whole New World with Hajar Albattah-Thompson

Feb. 22, 2023

All her life Hajar Albattah-Thompson has lived her life visually impaired. Despite being visually impaired Haiar has always had a passion for learning new things which allowed her to receive a a bachelors degree of psycholog…

Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Slaying with a Fashionable Master Plan with Lauren Grier

March 1, 2023

Despite being born with Cerebral Palsy Lauren Grier has always had a passion for fashion. On this episode as we focus on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month we discuss the importance of get the right education, the challenges of …

Guest: Lauren Grier